DEADLY TORNADOES: 14 dead including 8-year-old girl after storm hits Alabama, US

14 dead including 8-year-old girl after storm hits Alabama, US (Image: GETTY)

One victim was reportedly an eight-year-old girl. The tornadoes struck Lee County on Sunday afternoon, according to the Lee County sheriff. The sheriff didn’t give any details about the locations or circumstances of the deaths.

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The Lee County coroner said he has asked for assistance from the state mortuary response team.

Most of the damage was reported near Beauregard, and there were two confirmed fatalities in that area.

The first tornado struck in Lee County on Sunday afternoon, on the border with Georgia.

The full scope of the damage is still unknown as severe weather lingers across the region.

A number of tornado warnings are in place across the region (Image: GETTY)

Emergency workers went to the scene as mobile homes were obliterated, trees snapped and the storms left a trail of destruction.

Shocking images show terrifying scenes with ceilings collapsing and debris being whipped up by the strong winds.

Family members of the young girl confirmed she sadly died but no further details were released.

Two others were also confirmed dead in the Beauregard area.

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The first twister struck in Lee County on Sunday afternoon (Image: GETTY)

Emergency services said they are still assessing the damage and injuries.

Spokeswoman for the Lee County Emergency Management Agency Rita Smith, said: “We‘ve got about 150 first responders out there.”

The tornados destroyed many homes in the town of Beauregard, 60 miles east of Montgomery.

A number of tornado warnings are in place across the region as the severe weather also caused havoc in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

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